NFP:Lockout Could be Blessing for Undrafted Free Agents

Discussion in 'Draft Zone' started by cowboyjoe, May 3, 2011.

  1. cowboyjoe

    cowboyjoe Well-Known Member

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    lockout gives agents and teams more time to strategically place undrafted free agents. Jack Bechta
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    Historically, the moment the sixth round starts, so do the calls to agents from teams laying the groundwork to sign undrafted free agents. Coaches, scouts and GM’s start recruiting the player and agent to sign with them immediately after the draft, even trying to get a verbal agreement to a deal prior to the draft being over. With lockout eliminating the annual worst two hours of the year for an agent after this years’ draft, business will be conducted somewhat differently this year. When the time comes, there will still be a feeding frenzy to sign these players but both sides will be more prepared - and it could benefit the undrafted free agents more than ever.
  2. craig71

    craig71 Aut Viam Inveniam Aut Faciam

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    I could see where UDFA could benefit, but I still bet this lockout has most UDFA as nervous as a dog trying to pass a peach seed.

  3. TheRat

    TheRat The Silly Willy

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    Dangit. Those judges need to get on their job and make their ruling. I don't think I can take it any longer.
  4. ThreeandOut

    ThreeandOut Well-Known Member

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    The longer this lockout goes, the less time these UDFA's are going to have to impress the teams they are trying to make. A longer lockout also favors incumbent players who know the systems. I see very little benefit for these UDFA's if there is a prolonged lockout.

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